only 503s after a few hours (trunk-4384)

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Wed Dec 9 15:07:13 CET 2009

In message <002b01ca78d6$a7de2b10$7802a8c0 at>, "Fernando Pap
a" writes:
>Happened again.  This time I left varnishlog running, and got...

>    5 Debug        - "Too many open files when accept(2)ing. Sleeping."

That's your trouble:  The kernel does not allow varnish to open
as many filedescriptors as it needs.

Use whatever means your kernel has to change this number, possibly
ulimit(1) or similar.

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